This is an analysis of the poem Holmes that begins with:

O'er flowery fields full oft he roams,
The learned and pleasing genial Holmes....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010011111 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 78
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 2
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Holmes;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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